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Two more US pay-TV distributors have cranked up live coverage of the World Cup: DISH Network is offering all World Cup 2018 matches in 4K and High Dynamic Range; while Hulu is offering live and on-demand coverage of all World Cup matches on Fox and FS1.

world cup 18 may 2018The move puts DISH in the same company as Layer3 TV and DirecTV in delivering live World Cup games in 4K in the US (also, Comcast X1 subs with 4K-capable boxes can access to Telemundo’s 4K coverage one day after broadcast).

The satcaster is delivering its Ultra HD coverage on channel 540, which is supported on the Hopper 3 DVR. It also added the Soccer Zone app to its Apps menu on Hopper devices, which lets customers select favourite countries, track teams and brackets, and view scores and stats., and track how teams make their way through the group stages and brackets.

Hulu meanwhile offers Fox and Telemundo access, and has set up a World Cup Hub that highlights all live and upcoming games. A Team Collection meanwhile allows viewers to find favourite teams and record that team’s games as the tournament progresses.

For the semifinals and finals games of the tournament, Hulu will offer five live bonus feeds to its live TV subscribers.